Correct - PRE9 (premiere elements)
You can not sort by filename in the Organizer.
You can do so in Premiere Elements' Project media panel, which represents media clips added to your project..
Thanks for the reply - how does this help me with building a slideshow that shows pictures in filename order?
There are at least four ways to build a slideshow in Premiere Elements.
If you import the pictures into your project, you can place them in alpha order in the Project panel and then just grab them all and drag them to the timeline. They should remain in the same order as they are added to the timeline.
And don't forget to resize all photos to no larger than 1000x750 before you bring them into your project! It will save you a lot of time and trouble later.
Thanks - sorry for the back and forth but if I drag all the pictures to the timeline in PRE9, won't I have to create transitions for every single slide transition (or have no transition)? My impression was that if I don't want to manually create transitions for every slide in the show, I need to use organizer.
My apologies - I found I CAN create a slideshow from PRE9 without using organizer. Trying that now - thanks for your input.
Just a final follow up - I continue to be amazed that organizer won't allow sequencing a slide show by filename. With that said - within PRE9 Orgainze/Project shows all the medai files which can then be filtered by type and sorted by multiple fields including filename then there is a simple create slideshow feature.
Thanks Steve for your input on this
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As I said, it depends on which of the many ways you're using to create a slideshow.
There is a way to arrange the photo order in the Organizer.
Create an Album and add the photos you want in your slideshow to it. You can then arrange the photos inside the Album in your alpha numeric order.
Then, in the Media panel under the Organize tab, select the Album you've created. The photos should be in the same order there and you can use them to create a slideshow, by dragging them to the timeline or by using them to create a slideshow InstantMovie.
I deleted my previous reply - after playing around with the album, I figured out it is ALREADY organized by filename. I just have to create the slideshow.